-----As co-founder/singer/songwriter/guitarist (along with Rusty Squeezebox) of BABY LEMONADE, one of Californias coolest and busiest bands, MIKE RANDLE has recorded a number of albums, EPs and singles, and played live in virtually every major city in the US and Europe (including a celebrated stint as Love backing the legendary Arthur Lee!).
-----MIKE RANDLEs first solo album MY MUSIC LOVES YOU (even if i dont) is a slight departure from the feedback soaked voltage of Baby Lemonade. The lead vocals and harmonies are as sweet and pure as ever, but on MY MUSIC LOVES YOU theyre more likely to be framed by acoustic guitar, piano and organ, strings and horns, with the odd banjo, mandolin, accordion, sitar, and mellotron in the mix.
-----Randle understands that songwriting is a craft, and with the help of Producer and Arranger ERIC CARTER (Box The Walls, Leah Andreone) MY MUSIC LOVES YOU has an exciting freshness that still rings with the familiarity of classic, The music is a jazzy, loungy, garagy, folky, rock that hints at influences as disparate as Bacharach, Fleetwood Mac, Prince and the Ramones. The album lyrics shine with odes to Stockholm (Flat By The Sea), Tom Waits keyboard player (Danny McGough), ex-girlfriends (Wrote This Just For You) and a Spanish riot grrrl (Ingrid). And the title track is so silky smooth the Artist Formerly Known As might mistake it for one of his own.
-----With packaging that mirrors Death Of A Ladies Man , Leonard Cohens infamous collaboration with Phil Spector, MY MUSIC LOVES YOU is MIKE RANDLEs showcase of his staggering talents.
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Have an Instant Audio Vacation . Pacific North Beach anyone? This is the definitive Sunset is Setting where's my Damn Margarita song
When someone says to you "Where are the new standards? Where are The New Romantics when we need them?" Sit them down and play them this swinging trip to Coolsville
If its raining in the desert does it make it less deserted? What would Steely Dan Sound like on mushrooms??... This is a delicious trippy headphone mix of waw waw guitar's and electric piano's ...So while you are waiting, hear's the phased soundtrack.